The Auchmithie HAAR Heritage Weekend has added the wonderful local geology to its programme! At Auchmithie you can see incredible examples of sandstone conglomerate cliffs formed by a giant Mississippi sized river that once flowed over vast parts of the land over 370 million years ago. There will be two accessible and informative presentations each day in the Church between 11-12pm by local geologists, Morag Smith & Robert Scott, for those who are unable or who prefer not to go down to the beach. Spaces limited, first come first served. There will also be displays of local stones in the Church on both Saturday and Sunday.
For the more adventurous you can head down to the beach for a pebble event both days to meet with geologists and SGT volunteers. You’ll be able to talk to them about the type of stones found on the beach and the stories behind how they were formed. The beach event is a drop-in event between 10pm – 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, there is no need to book, but get in touch with the organiser if you have any questions. In the event of bad weather, the event may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the organiser on the day.
The road down to the beach has been closed to vehicles by the owners as it is badly eroded. It is unsuitable for wheelchairs. There is access to the beach via 37 steps from the middle of the village. These are steep and can be slippery when wet, sensible footwear is recommended. Children very welcome, but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Stay safe: take care on the beach, watch your step and come prepared for the weather.
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